It’s one of the of most important things you can do for your whole life
Strengthening your back muscles supports you in the here and now and goes a long way toward mitigating future discomfort from back pain. At our office in Milpitas, we focus on strengthening the back muscles as a means of supporting the spine, especially the segment in the lower back which is responsible for weight-bearing activities. Focusing on strength here allows you to minimize the toll that compression takes on your spine.
With an aging population, osteoporosis rates are likely to rise.
Osteoporosis is a reality we all have to contend with: at some point in our thirties, our bones begin to lose mineral density and weaken. At first, this condition doesn’t have any outward symptoms; however, if we don’t take action, our weakening bones will leave us vulnerable to serious injury.
The first time many people find out they have osteoporosis is when they break a bone. In this way, osteoporosis doesn’t actually hurt- but the broken bones it causes do hurt, and they can lead to long term health impacts.
Spinal injuries can have long-term ramifications
Remember that football tackle in high school that left you on the sidelines for a few weeks with a sore, stiff neck? Your resilient young body may have been able to overcome those symptoms in the short term but that does not mean that they were permanently resolved. High-impact sports injuries, car and bike accidents are among the most common causes for whiplash- the injury in which your neck is whipped back and then forward, resulting in soft-tissue injury. The human body is a capable healer- if your injury is limited to whiplash, then it will probably be resolved in a matter of days, weeks or months. But what if there was another injury that was never diagnosed?